Clerk Yarbrough To Provide Estate Planning & Property Fraud Prevention Information At Nov. 16 Forum

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough
November 18, 2021
Press Release

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough will host an educational forum November 16 to share information that will help residents better understand the Estate Planning process and instruct them how to safely transfer their home, car, or bank accounts without fees or lengthy court delays.

The Clerk’s Property After Death and Preventing Property Fraud Forum will be held Tuesday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 73 in Hillside.  The program, which will also offer a Zoom viewing option, will feature a presentation outlining the Estate Planning process and include licensed professionals who can answer attendees’ questions.

“No one wants to talk about death or end-of-life planning, but it is a critical aspect of managing your assets to protect your family and loved ones,” said Yarbrough.  “This program unpacks the Estate Planning process and provides access to professionals who can answer questions such as how to avoid lengthy probate court delays and the difference between Wills and Trusts.”

Representatives from the Clerk’s Office will also discuss property fraud prevention and how residents can guard against property and recording fraud by signing up for the Clerk’s free Property Fraud Alert program.  The program provides notification to a homeowner if a document is recorded against their property, or the property of a loved one.

Interested Cook County residents can register for the event at

The forum is a hybrid event and residents may attend in person or via Zoom. If participating over Zoom, the link will be made available upon registration.

Please note that in accordance with state and local regulations, face coverings or masks must be worn to attend the forum. Social distancing measures will also be taken to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.


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